Link for the document in Spanish- Link al documento en Español.
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Hello everyone, I’m Ricardo Medrano (some of you know me as Trikar). I’m from Spain, actually working for NEM Foundation in Hong Kong as Director of Partnerships.
First, a little bit about my background and story with NEM. I have a Law Degree and Digital Marketing Diploma.
In the past I’ve I worked in Spain as a Legal Advisor for several Telecommunication companies,and I’ve worked as a freelance content writer, community manager and marketer for brands like Netflix and several international Blockchain projects. In 2017 I moved to Australia, and I met the NEM Foundation team and I said to myself, “I like this technology and the community so much”. And so, I started to work with NEM Foundation in Sydney with Nelson, Jason and Thanh, and in June this year I moved to Hong Kong where I am working for NEM now.
Anybody who knows me can’t doubt about my passion for NEM. In the last year I traveled a lot for personal reasons, and sometimes I used my own personal money and time to promote NEM and meet the community wherever I went. In Japan I met with Ninja and got to experience the NEM Bar, in Vienna and Vilnius I met with Paul and Gary, In Spain with Fernando and in Indonesia with Yafi. I hung out with Flora from Taiwan with the NEM China team in Shanghai, and some of their team have also come to my meetups in Hong Kong. I have met many of the NEM team around the world, and have always been really impressed by what the teams are doing in their markets.
In the beginning I was not thinking about going for a council position in the election, but the last few days of discussion in the community has made me think a lot about what I believe needs to change, so here I am. I have helped a lot of Blockchain projects who are integrating NEM like NOIZChain, AENCO, CryptoFootball and Tutellus, and have also helped projects going through the NEM Community Fund. Everyone has given lots of good feedback about NEM and these have also given me ideas for change.
Personally I don’t have anything to lose. I will continue to support NEM even if I have to leave the NEM Foundation. If I don’t get elected, I hope at least the new Council and President will consider adopting some of the ideas from my policies.
If elected to the Council, I would like to focus on these issues:
NEM Foundation procedures and policies have to be fixed. Everything from the Foundation’s Constitution and election procedures, to clarifying Foundation representatives’ responsibilities and accountability (including the ExCo and Council) to ensure our teams are working to the same goals and outcomes
Internal Communication between different regions is not working. I understand there are different ways of working within different regions, but there has to be some basic level of international coordination through communication, and this includes with the broader NEM Community. We also need to look at how and where we communicate across the different NEM Community channels, for example looking at options like Discord where we can have more flexibility in moderation and roles.
We have to ensure that all NEM Foundation representatives have a certain level of knowledge about NEM features that is accurate and up to date before they speak to potential customers or to the media. Part of this is about making sure representatives can easily access the latest information, and get help or training if they need it about important things.
We need to create a public list of all NEM representatives that is updated regularly (including their Name, Region and Position) and also have an Internal database that includes all the representatives’ contact details.
We need systems and processes to authorize other parties to train and certify other developers and trainers about NEM across key regions. There are already some projects like this such as the NEM Centre of Excellence and NemSP but we need to prioritize this to ensure we have more people able to use NEM across more regions.
We need a strategy to work with key leading wallets and exchanges to reduce the barriers for projects wanting to use NEM mosaics, and of course XEM itself. Our current strategy is to only work with wallets and exchanges that will list NEM for free. But this creates problems for projects wanting to build with NEM, and they often integrate ERC-20 as well because it is accepted in more places. We need to make NEM Mosaics into a standard that is as well-known as ERC-20.
Thanks to all the community for supporting NEM.